Songs We Sing (12.13.2015)

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When we sing together, we are corporately singing the praises of our God. It’s a participatory activity. “Songs We Sing” is an weekly effort to help us better learn the songs we are singing as well as to gather some small insight into what we are singing. If you’d like a copy of the songs listed, a link is provided (where available). For the services of December 13, 2015, CCJ band Always At The Ready led music and we sang:

 

HERE IS OUR KING
Written by David Crowder, 2005. God is a God of redemption and forgiveness. “Here is our God who’s come, to bring us BACK to Him. He is the One, He is Jesus!”
Buy “Here Is Our King” by David Crowder Band.
 
HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING
Written by Charles Wes­ley, 1739; Music by Fe­lix Men­dels­sohn, 1840. The first verse is often the only one sung, but this song is rich in some of the other verses. “Second Adam from above/Reinstate us in Thy love.” Jesus breaks the curse of the fall so we should sing “GLORY to the newborn king” when we celebrate Christ’s birth.
Buy “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” by Sojourn here.
 
YOU ARE MY VISION
Written by Eleanor Henrietta Hull, Mary Elizabeth Byrne, Rend Collective; 1919, 2011. This is a modern rendition of the hymn “Be Thou My Vision.” The lyrics of the first verse set the tone for what we are singing: “You are my vision/O King of my heart/Nothing else satisfies only You Lord.” This is truth.
Buy “You Are My Vision” by Rend Collective.
 
HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD
Written by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jesse Reeves, 2004. It’s funny how a song that’s less than a decade old can seem like it’s a million years old. This is, without a doubt, one of the most popular song sung in churches for the past several years. In reality, it’s a simple song of praise to our great God (“the name above all names/worthy of all praise”).
Buy “How Great Is Our God” by Chris Tomlin.
 
COME THOU LONG EXPECTED JESUS
Written by Charles Wesley, 1745 and Rowland Prichard, 1830. A song of longing and expectation for God to free us from sin and bondage.
Download “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus (Live at CCJ)” by Narrow Path.
 
OUR GOD
Written by Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves, Jonas Myrin, Matt Redman; 2010. “Our God” is one of the most popular songs sung in churches in the past few years. The bridge is especially, powerful, echoing Romans 8. “And if our God is for us, then who could ever stop us? And if our God is with us, then what could stand against?”
Buy “Our God” by Chris Tomlin.

Songs We Sing (12.06.2015)

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When we sing together, we are corporately singing the praises of our God. It’s a participatory activity. “Songs We Sing” is an weekly effort to help us better learn the songs we are singing as well as to gather some small insight into what we are singing. If you’d like a copy of the songs listed, a link is provided (where available). For the services of December 6, 2015, CCJ band At One led music and we sang:

 

NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD
Written by Robert Lowry, 1876. I love the lyric “Nothing can for sin atone/Nothing but the blood of Jesus/Not of good that I have done/Nothing but the blood of Jesus.” This is a song that helps us focus on Christ’s work for us and helps us take our eyes off of our own work.
Buy “Nothing But The Blood” by Page CXVI.
 
ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH
Traditional French carol translated by James Chadwick, 1862. “Gloria in Excelsis Deo!” is Latin for “Glory to God in the highest.” God is above all and we should praise Him above all.
Download a live version of “Angels We Have Heard On High (Live at CCJ 2012)” by At One.
 
O COME, O COME EMMANUEL
Author unknown (i.e. this one is VERY old – like 12th Century old). Lyrically, this one is also about the longing and expectation of a Savior.
Buy “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” by Narrow Path.
Download “O Come, O Come Emmanuel (Live at CCJ)” by At One.
 
THE OLD RUGGED CROSS
Written by George Bennard, 1913. This slow song of lament was a great way to reflect on Jesus’ sacrifice. Through the cross, we gain new life.
Download “The Old Rugged Cross (Live On Good Friday)” by Narrow Path.
 
NEVER THE SAME
Written by Bob Foote, Mike Crockett, Daniel Ross, 2013. This song springs from the idea that after one comes face to face with the risen Jesus, things are never the same. The curse of Adam has been displaced by Christ’s work on the cross and resurrection from the dead.
Buy “Never The Same” by (CCJ band) At One.
 
READY, WILLING, ABLE
Written by Daniel Ross, Mike Crockett; 2012. Taken from Luke 12:35-56, this original song focuses on keeping our hearts ready for the Master’s return. We are not called to know the hour, but only to be ready.
Buy “Ready, Willing, Able” by At One.

Songs We Sing (11.29.2015)

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When we sing together, we are corporately singing the praises of our God. It’s a participatory activity. “Songs We Sing” is an weekly effort to help us better learn the songs we are singing as well as to gather some small insight into what we are singing. If you’d like a copy of the songs listed, a link is provided (where available). For the services of November 29, 2015, CCJ band Always At The Ready led music and we sang:
 

A WAY OUT OF NO WAY
Written by Daniel Ross, Kurt Neighbors; 2010. This is a song of hope and trust knowing that God is in control of things, not us.
Buy “A Way Out Of No Way” by (CCJ band) Narrow Path.
Download “A Way Out Of No Way (Live at CCJ)” by We Come Alive here.
 
BREAK EVERY CHAIN
Written by Will Reagan, 2009. A simple song reminding us there is power in Jesus’ name. He alone is able to break the chains of sin that bind us so easily.
Buy “Break Every Chain” by The Digital Age.
 
ROCK OF AGES
Written by Augustus M. Toplady, 1776. Music by Thomas Hastings, 1830. I love the line “Let the water and the blood/From Thy wounded side which flowed/Be of sin the double cure/Save from wrath and make me pure.”
Download “Rock Of Ages (Live at CCJ)” by Alyssa + The Trio.
 
MISSION’S FLAME
Written by Matt Redman, 2004. This song has such great words. “We’re going with a passion for Your name/Send us out.” I often wonder about myself, just how much am I going with a true passion for His name?
Buy “Mission’s Flame” by Matt Redman.
 
DOXOLOGY
Written by Thomas Ken, 1674. This is a song we (“all creatures here below”) can sing with the angels (“ye heavenly hosts”). We end this song in agreement with what we have just sung (“amen”).
Buy “Doxology” by David Crowder Band.
 
ONLY HOPE
Written by Daniel Ross, 2010. The song is more or less taken from Ephesians 2, a great part of Scripture dedicated to explaining how we are dead in our sins but God’s saving grace makes us alive. Verse one leads into a pre-chorus that is a question (“born of man and choosing sin/who will bring me to life?”). Verse two leads into the same pre-chorus but is now a statement (“set me free and now I can see/who will bring me to life.”).

Buy “Only Hope” by (CCJ band) Narrow Path.

Songs We Sing (11.22.2015)

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When we sing together, we are corporately singing the praises of our God. It’s a participatory activity. “Songs We Sing” is an weekly effort to help us better learn the songs we are singing as well as to gather some small insight into what we are singing. If you’d like a copy of the songs listed, a link is provided (where available). For the services of November 22, 2015, CCJ band The Reprise led music and we sang:

 

HOW GREAT THOU ART
Written by Stuart Wesley Keene Hine; 1953. It’s hard to believe that this song is less than 60 years old. The third verse is particularly impactful. “And when I think, that God, His Son not sparing/Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in/That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing/He bled and died to take away my sin/Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to Thee/How great thou art.”

Download “How Great Thou Art (Live at CCJ)” by Trio. (fast version)
Download “How Great Thou Art (Live at CCJ)” by At One. (slow version)
 
ALL BOW DOWN
Written by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash; 2004. We’ve amped up Tomlin’s version quite a bit. The words, though, are what are important to this song. One day ‘every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.’
Download “All Bow Down (Live at CCJ)” by THE REPRISE.
Buy “All Bow Down” by Chris Tomlin.
 
MY SAVIOR’S LOVE (I STAND AMAZED)
Written by Charles H. Gabriel, Edwin O. Excell, 1905. Arrangement by Chris Tomlin, 2006. This is a slowed-down version of the hymn “I Stand Amazed In The Presence.”
Buy “I Stand Amazed (How Marvelous)” by Chris Tomlin.
 
YOU NEVER LET GO
Written by Beth Redman, Matt Redman, 2005. CCJ sings this one very well. We love singing this one with you. This is such a great song of hope and faith, nowing that there will be an end to the troubles of this life, but until then, we will praise Him.
Buy “You Never Let Go” by Matt Redman.
Download “You Never Let Go (Live at CCJ)” by At One.
 
ONE GOD
Written by Cam Huxford, 2011. Huxford says of this song, “One thing that I have seen throughout my life is that God is faithful to crush our idols. He can do that because he is simply bigger and more powerful than all of the other things that we might choose to worship. The song “One God” was written out of the continual experience of seeing a big God rule over everything else.”
Buy “One God” by Ghost Ship.
 
ON OUR SIDE
Written by Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jesse Reeves, 2004. This is another Chris Tomlin song that we’ve more or less revamped in style to make it our own. Romans 8 says, “if God be for us, who can be against us?” A great encouragement for Christians.
Download “On Our Side” by Chris Tomlin.

Glow: A CCJ Christmas is Dec. 20

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You are invited.

On Sunday evening, December 20, at 5 and 6:30 p.m., CCJ will host Glow, a special Christmas service to celebrate God putting on flesh and becoming as one of us. We will also look at the celebration this news prompts.

Glow will conclude the sermon series ’Tis The Season. While the Christmas season often leaves people feeling exhausted, the news of “God with us” delivers true meaning. What does an uncomplicated, Gospel-centered Christmas really look like?

The service will feature roots-based, congregational and other music from CCJ band We Come Alive as well as a sermon.

Nursery will be available for children infants to age 2. Other children are encouraged to attend with their parents for a family-friendly service. Cry rooms are available in the back of the worship center to avoid missing any part of the service.

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